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Old 08-12-2019, 11:13 PM
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They have made our summer cruising miserable in both block island and edgartown. Zero respect for no wake harbors. Their launches rock you day and night. I don't understand how the harbormasters in both block island and edgartown allow this behavior. Everyone is complaining about it. We are headed to Newport next. I am going to guess we will be woken up all night until 1am when the launch service stops and first thing crack of dawn when it starts up?

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Do a search please, this has been covered multiple times before.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
They have made our summer cruising miserable in both block island and edgartown. Zero respect for no wake harbors. Their launches rock you day and night. I don't understand how the harbormasters in both block island and edgartown allow this behavior. Everyone is complaining about it. We are headed to Newport next. I am going to guess we will be woken up all night until 1am when the launch service stops and first thing crack of dawn when it starts up?
Don't they have a Northeast Forum for this?
Just sayin.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
They have made our summer cruising miserable in both block island and edgartown. Zero respect for no wake harbors. Their launches rock you day and night. I don't understand how the harbormasters in both block island and edgartown allow this behavior. Everyone is complaining about it. We are headed to Newport next. I am going to guess we will be woken up all night until 1am when the launch service stops and first thing crack of dawn when it starts up?
I bet if you would have used the "search feature" you would have known about this and been able to better prepare by going somewhere else...
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At 0113 in the morning I hope he has a real good excuse about posting this in the main Forum.
He has to to know better.
It is me, or is THT his new Bi--- place?
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If the boat is rockin, don’t come knockin
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You’re joking right? Stay the eff out, you seem like a real treat to be around.
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Do a search please, this has been covered multiple times before.
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So slip holders are more important than other paying marina users?
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Originally Posted by Blazer7420 View Post
At 0113 in the morning I hope he has a real good excuse about posting this in the main Forum.
He has to to know better.
It is me, or is THT his new Bi--- place?
2 wine coolers will have that effect.
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I don't understand how the harbormasters in both block island and edgartown allow this behavior.
I take that to mean you couldn't understand what they were saying when you talked to them about it?
Is this your first time using mooring fields?
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Foul language is not neccessary....it is disrespectful and inconsiderate
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I take that to mean you couldn't understand what they were saying when you talked to them about it?
Is this your first time using mooring fields?
I will be talking to them about it. Tried to deal with it a few nights but after being woken up every single day/night and then finally getting rocked to the point where things are flying off counter tops at 1am (that dont even fall when underway) you will get pissed. At block I called them out, one launch was waking everyone the other one was not. Then everyone started chiming in on the radio telling them to cut it out and they got the message finally (at least for the remainder of the stay there). And no its not my first time, I spend several months a year on moorings and generally there are no problems.
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2 wine coolers will have that effect.
Pretty sure it was zima.
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They have made our summer cruising miserable in both block island and edgartown. Zero respect for no wake harbors. Their launches rock you day and night. I don't understand how the harbormasters in both block island and edgartown allow this behavior. Everyone is complaining about it. We are headed to Newport next. I am going to guess we will be woken up all night until 1am when the launch service stops and first thing crack of dawn when it starts up?


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being able to float it somewhere else!
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I have always found Oldport to be a well run company that provides a very valuable service in many harbors. The owners are great people who have a long history in the industry.

They run 26’ Oldports, which are the old 26’ wasque hull. These are a very maneuverable boat that push easy with light power and can scoot along without a huge wake. Most are powered with Yanmar 4jh’s in the 50-70 hp range. You have to try real hard to get them to throw a huge wake. I spent a lot of time running one for another company and they are great launches.

Being on a mooring in on a busy harbor means it will be quieter, and cheaper, but you will rock more. Being in a marina is more expensive and noisier, but you won’t get rocked. Everything in life is a compromise.
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Originally Posted by joemariani View Post
I have always found Oldport to be a well run company that provides a very valuable service in many harbors. The owners are great people who have a long history in the industry.

They run 26’ Oldports, which are the old 26’ wasque hull. These are a very maneuverable boat that push easy with light power and can scoot along without a huge wake. Most are powered with Yanmar 4jh’s in the 50-70 hp range. You have to try real hard to get them to throw a huge wake. I spent a lot of time running one for another company and they are great launches.

Being on a mooring in on a busy harbor means it will be quieter, and cheaper, but you will rock more. Being in a marina is more expensive and noisier, but you won’t get rocked. Everything in life is a compromise.
I have spent months on moorings... and am used to the occasional wake from a boat. What I am not used to is launches running within feet of my boat at full speed throwing a wake causing things to go flying non-stop day and night. I have a large-ish boat too, not some small boat. Can't cook on the grill, stove, leave a drink on the table, heck can't leave anything on any table or any flat surface. The launches are the primary problem not other boaters / boats. Further, the marinas are getting rocked from their wakes as well so its not just a problem at the moorings.

So I will ask: what gives launches a free pass to throw any sort of wake in a harbor / area that is NO WAKE? Thanks.
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Triggered...


That is clearly an excessive and unnecessary wake right there.
Can you provide some more information,

Wake height and period?

On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the least severe and 10 being the most severe, rate wake turbulence discomfort.

Degrees of list of your vessel?

Was your vessel damaged in excess of $2000 or personal injuries* incurred?

Do you have pictures of excessive wake?

How many hot dogs rolled off your grill?

The THT community needs this information to better weigh the merits of your complaint.
















Disclaimer: Please do not include pics of wife or self. Most readers already have a mental picture already.

* Hurt feelings and dropped binkies not applicable.




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So as an update, as expected, Oldport launches were no fun in Newport. Some how all the other launches (NYYC, Ida Lewis, Newport Harbor, etc) had no issues observing no wake rules, did not get too close to vessels as they passed, and generally were much better behaved than Oldport launches.

Some food for thought: increased wakes not only make staying on a boat uncomfortable but also cause additional wear and tear on boats, docks, seawalls, infrastructure, etc. We could not cook aboard because things would've flown off our stove top. Also, my senior k9 who is starting to have issues walking was tossed around pretty good thanks to Oldport launches flying by.

The best two nights of sleep I got in the past week were in harbors where there were launches not operated by Oldport and we weren't getting waked left and right. It shouldnt be like that. Newport, Edgartown, and Block are awesome boating destinations, hopefully Oldport finds a way not to make them miserable.

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